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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 6/2018

02-06-2018 | COMMENTARY

Paradoxes of Mindfulness

Auteurs: Shauna Shapiro, Ronald Siegel, Kristin D. Neff

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 6/2018

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Abstract

This paper represents an attempt to highlight the paradoxes of mindfulness practice. Because mindfulness is a subtle form of awareness that does not stem from rational cognitive thought, its practice often involves embracing contradictions in a way that transcends logic. We first define mindfulness as involving three core aspects: intention, attention, and attitude. We then highlight four paradoxes of mindfulness that we believe to be especially salient for the field: (1) Acceptance vs. Change, (2) Escape vs. Engagement, (3) Effort vs. Non-Striving, (4) Self-Focus vs. Non-Self. Finally, we discuss the importance of ongoing dialog about these paradoxes both for practitioners and for those teaching mindfulness in clinical contexts.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Paradoxes of Mindfulness
Auteurs
Shauna Shapiro
Ronald Siegel
Kristin D. Neff
Publicatiedatum
02-06-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 6/2018
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0957-5

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